Wednesday, July 2, 2008

A Look at the Brickwork

Our mason is back in town today, and coming over to talk about plans for continuing. I thought I would share pictures of the little bit of work that was completed before we discovered the moving walls. It really looks nice!

Underneath a Window
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A Corner
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This one isn't completely finished, as you can see... it was in progress when they stopped.

Overall, I am VERY pleased. The new mortar is almost indistiguishable from the old; the slight difference you can see is dirt staining the old mortar. The new bricks are blending in very well, too. I am glad we chose to hire this out; the level of craftsmanship is not something I feel I could attain myself!

16 comments:

Jenni said...

Jennifer, WOW they are doing a good job! You can always "dirty" up the new morter a bit your self if you want!

PlantingOaks said...

Wow. I'm impressed too! It looks like he might even be worth what you're paying for it!

I can't tell from the pictures, how is he fixing the bricks with holes in them? Replacing them, or filling somehow?

Amalie said...

Funny..."Wow!" was my first response, too!!

It looks great. So nice when you open a can of worms and it all comes together as it should.

Christine said...

Wow! It's going to look fantastic and be worth every penny.

Oliver's Bungalow said...

The repairs look terrific! I'm so glad you've got a quality professional. He's doing a great job. Can't wait to see the whole project finished.

Silvia said...

Awesome! :)

Robj98168 said...

LOOKS GREAT! WOW! BTW, you are nominated for an arte y pico award!

NV said...

Man, that looks incredible! I know it was a hardship to cover the cost, but whatever sacrifice you're making, I think it was worth it. You won't be sorry. :-)

Why S? said...

I've been away so just now got back to your story. I was actually thinking about your natural vs paint dilemma while I was on vacation!

Glad to see that it's all going to work out. Looks terrific. You'll be really happy when it's all done. And a big Whew! on the close call crisis!

cotterpin said...

looks great- I'm so glad you avoided the paint!

Wendy said...

Oh, that looks fantastic!

Stephanie said...

Wow - REALLY impressive!!!!

I just wish they could come here and fix my chimney next! :-)

modernemama said...

looks great - the paint and the new mortar

Jen said...

What an absolutely amazing change! I'm so happy you were able to find a good guy who knew what your tiny old house needed!

Jayne said...

Wow! I tried to come up with something unique to say, but "Wow!" sums it up so well.

pedalpower said...

It's looking so good! I know you must be happy you took that siding off!